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Draplin Design Co., North America
April 01, 2009
Buy American
Posted at 08:42 AM


We “Buy American” whenever we can. The only way to go. Facts are stubborn things.

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WE LOVE A GOOD LIST: And here’s one of our favorites of all time, and damned if we aren’t beaming with pride to be included on it in the form of a little deal we call, “Field Notes”: The ever-impressive A Continuous Lean’s impressive, “The American List.”

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SOMETHING WE’RE FLIPPING THROUGH RIGHT NOW: Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music. Nicely designed, but maybe a little too clean for the content within. I mean, it’s a meticulously curated book, and the presentation is clean and beautiful and well thought out, but, it’s like, I want to see this stuff at the bottom of a closet or something, and, what would that look like in a book? Maybe I’m just dick? Yeah, that. Cool book. Recommended by the DDC.

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THAT TOWN WILL BREAK YER HEART: 100 Abandoned Houses is a photo project that documents exactly what is says, all over Detroit. The city I was born in.

All those houses. All those lives. So many ghosts. (Dale Allen Dixon, pride of Lansing, Mich., sent this one in to me over iChat. Real digital.)

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GREAT, GREAT PROCESS: A page from Craig Thompson’s upcoming Habibi graphic novel. Made right here in Portland. Nice, nice guy. Met him a couple years back through my buddy Kurtie. Speaking of, Kurt, you gotta come by the shop. Missing you real bad.

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01. Devils and Dust by The Boss.
02. Boom by The Sonics.
03. The Arizona Record by the Silver Jews.

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found this Canadian Design book from 1970 last weekend, so i scanned it and posted for the world:



Posted by: craig on 04/02/09 at 2:08 PM

‘An Old-School View Of Unemployment In America’ - http://www.nvestorz.com/blog/view/id_12/title_An-Old-School-View-On-Unemployment-In-America/

Did you know that the US FDA approves more drugs made by Indian companies than they do American companies?

Posted by: Roy on 07/05/09 at 5:03 PM

Hello! Did y’all design the ~patch at the top of this post? (Or do you know who did?)

I ask because I’d potentially like to use it on a Facebook page encouraging folks to buy American for Christmas (and always).


Rachel Martin

Posted by: Rachel Martin (@RMartinWriting) on 12/07/15 at 5:18 PM
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